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Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade is dropped by Sephora amid college admissions scandal

Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times on

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LOS ANGELES -- Sephora has ended its brand partnership with social-media influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli, the daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, in wake of a college admissions scandal enveloping her and her parents.

Giannulli, who goes by Olivia Jade online, fronted a cosmetics collaboration for the Paris-based cosmetics company that included a bronzer palette.

"After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately," the company said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.

And it appears that other brands might be following suit: The web page for her Princess Polly collection is no longer available online. Clothing retailer Lulus said it hasn't worked with her since August 2018 and has "no plans to do so in the future." Hewlett-Packard, which had a one-time product campaign with Olivia Jade in 2017, has "removed the content from its properties."

The Times reached out to all of Jade's Instagram brand partners. Calvin Klein, Smashbox, and TooFaced declined to comment. Amazon Fashion, Windsor Store, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Smile Direct Club,

Tresemme and Clinique did not respond to a request for comment.


"We don't have any current partnerships with Olivia and any past sponsorships were one off last year," said a rep for the Boohoo clothing company.

But in the age of followers and subscribers, the outrage over Olivia Jade's alleged involvement hasn't hurt her numbers: On Tuesday, she boasted 1.2 million YouTube subscribers; by Thursday, that number had grown to 1.9 million. She also gained quite a few more followers on her Twitter and Instagram pages in wake of news of the scandal.

It's the latest backlash against the 19-year-old, who was thrust further into the spotlight after prosecutors unveiled a massive fraud scheme to get children of the wealthy into some of America's most elite schools.

The Sephora fallout comes as Hallmark's parent company, Crown Media Family Network, announced it is no longer working with Loughlin and has stopped development of all productions involving her that run on its channels.


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